Saturday, 10 April 2010

Today's workshop photos

I'm back with the photo's from today's workshop, embossed frames.  As I didn't think about taking photos earlier, these show the almost finished frames.  I'll post them in the order I took them...

Stef at work, precision!  Even the cool toolz matched her frame:)  Stef's just fixing one of the first UTEE trickles that pulled her frame together.

Jill Boulton at work, a thoughtful work of art coming along here, with lovely colours, detail and texture!

Janet at work, quietly creating before her looming night shift, starting from 3pm (yes Janet had to leave us early), I don't know how she did all this in a day and also managed to go on to work that shift.    A true crafter!!!

Michelle at work, happy in a VERY creative mind of her own!

Michelle and Janet (look at the concentration!)

Stef and Jill Boulton (deep in creative thought!)

Jill (above) holds workshops with us but today she had a chance to play herself!

Now the finished creations.  Janet followed the time theme making shrink plastic clocks, they all had a go at making those.  Apart from time/clock images, Janet's also included a textural design, it is the mesh from the AOD Floral 1 stamp sheet it worked so well with the mica/PPA mix, the blue/green really stands out.  The other stamp is from Hero Arts, Time to stamp.

Stef's pink, purple and bronze frame.  Stef used the Hero Arts big flower stamp, it is brilliant with UTEE!  Stef also used trickled UTEE which created a lovely finish.  I expect this frame will adorn a wall in Stef's new home, I also expect it will have lots of feathers added beforehand:)  I know her so well!!

Michelle's time themed frame is still a work in progress as she will be adding the hands to the large clock and finishing off the inside, who knows, Michelle may even decide to put the original mirror back, but with a twist I bet, I also bet she is working on it at home as I type, there is a reason why she is named the Midnight Crafter!! The stamps are Hero Arts big clock, the time to stamp background and the big flower (top RHS), doesn't that flower stamp look great in different colours of UTEE!

And last, but certainly not least, Jill's frame, again a work in progress as Jill has a particular coloured paint at home that she wants to add to it.  Jill followed the time theme as well which was loosely based around using the elements I used in the card I made last week.

They are all different but with mainly the same products used. 

Other items used were Moonglow and Pearlex mica powders mixed with PPA (perfect paper adhesive) which makes a shimmery, archival glue/paint, which will make them long lasting. Ranger acrylic dabbers, Distress inks, Moonglow two-tone embossing powders, Cuttlebug embossed metal and card cogs, Tim's cogs and game spinners, shrink plastic cogs, beadazzles, seed beads, various sprinkly embellishments, glitter glues, and UTEE cog embellishments.  I think that is about it.

Thanks again ladies for a lovely day!



  1. Great to see the photos, sure looks like everyone had a good time - excuse the pun!!


    Keryn x

  2. these are seriously gorgeous pieces of art i would love to put one on the wall they have done a great job they are all beautiful thanks for sharing everyones work and piccies xx

  3. Fabulous frames, all of them ! Bet you guys had fun :-)

  4. How did you guess Jill!! I'm melting black at the moment. I didn't put the mirror back on - will post tomorrow! Thanks for a wonderful crafty day!
    x Michelle

  5. Thanks to Jill and I an for a fabulous day - Jill supplying the crativity and ian the drinks and sausage buties Yum xx Am back home now and whacked LOL!

  6. Looks like you all had a fab time... LOVE all the pieces.

  7. Some stunning creations here, what talented ladies. It sounds like you had a great day.



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